School Name: Calvary University
School Accreditation: NCA, HLC and ABHE
School Type: Private, Non-Profit
Undergraduate Tuition: $11,320
Graduate Tuition: $7,480
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ABOUT Calvary University

Calvary University is the successful result of a merger in 1961 between two small and struggling Bible colleges ’ Kansas City Bible College (KCBC) and Midwest Bible College (MBC) in St. Louis. A second merger took place in 1987 when Citadel Bible College of Ozark, Arkansas, joined Calvary. These mergers represented a blending ofinstitutional objectives, assets and liabilities, alumni associations, and doctrinal goals, as well as values that were held in common by all of the institutions. In the early 1930s, Christian work throughout the Midwest needed experienced, well-trained pastors and teachers. The economic depression had the country in its grip, many churches were without pastors, and there were no evangelical schools in this area of the heartland. Several Christian leaders had been praying for a decade about the need for such a school, and the God-selected leaders for the original venture included Dr. Walter L. Wilson, medical doctor, theologian, and author; Rev. David Bulkley, Superintendent of the City Union Mission; and Rev. R. Fuller Jaudon, pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church. Kansas City Bible Institute first opened its doors in 1932 with Dr. Wilson as the first president. In 1935 it became Kansas City Bible College with Dr. F. William May as President. In 1938 Dr. May left Kansas City Bible College to assist with the founding of Midwest Bible and Missionary Institute in Salina, Kansas. Also assisting was Rev. Nye J. Langmade, who served as its first President until 1954. Dr. May served as President from 1954 until 1956 when Dr. Roger Andrus was appointed President. In 1946 Midwest moved to St. Louis, Missouri. It became Midwest Bible College in 1959. In the early 1960s Dr. Al Metsker, acting President of KCBC, met with Dr. Roger Andrus, President of MBC, to explore the possibility of merging the two small colleges into one stronger institution. In the summer of 1961 the blueprint was complete; the two schools merged, moved to a campus in the Kansas City suburban community of Prairie Village, Kansas, and became Calvary Bible College. The Board of Trustees of the newly formed school named Dr. Roger Andrus as its first President. In addition to the individuals named above who were instrumental in the early years, Calvary and its predecessor schools were blessed with a number of others who had a desire to see Bible institutes begun in the Midwest and had an active part in these beginnings ’ Mr. Dwight Johnson, Dr. Charles R. Rolls, Dr. Robert Belton, Dr. Clifford Lewis, and Mr. Stanley Cook, to name a few. In 1966 Calvary moved to 1111 West 39th Street in Kansas City, where it remained until the move in 1980 to the current campus at the former Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base. In 2012 the campus expanded across the street to 13 acres vacated by the US Marines and awarded to the school by the US Department of Education, 9 which included a move-in ready dorm and three other buildings for new offices, classrooms, and space for chapel. Dr. Andrus served as President of Calvary until the early 1970s, and in 1974 Dr. Leslie Madison was called as President. Citadel Bible College, originally named Ozark Bible Institute, began in the heart of Rev. A. H. Levin. Under his leadership, the school was organized by a group of pastors and businessmen and incorporated in the state of Arkansas in 1947, with classes beginning in 1949. Rev. Levin served as Citadel’s first President until his death in 1970, at which time his son, Rev. Robert Levin, was appointed Interim President. Dr. Paul Brownback served as President from 1976 until the merger with Calvary in 1987. In 1991 Dr. Madison was appointed Chancellor, and Dr. Donald Urey, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Calvary, was named President. Dr. Jim Anderson, an alumnus of Kansas City Bible College and former faculty member at Calvary, was called as President in 1996. After Dr. Anderson’s return to full-time evangelistic work, the Board of Trustees named Dr. Elwood H. Chipchase as President in 1999. In 2009, Dr. Chipchase retired, and Dr. James L. Clark, Vice President and Academic Dean of the College, was named President. Dr. Clark was the first President of Calvary to have graduated from Calvary. In 2014 Dr. Clark announced he would retire after 2015-2016 academic year, and in late 2015, Dr. Christopher Cone was appointed to serve as President beginning in Summer, 2016. Dr. Cone appointed Dr. Clark to the office of President Emeritus. In mid-2016, Calvary rebranded as Calvary University, and added bylaws reaffirming and deepening Calvary’s commitment to the Bible as foundational and to the biblical worldview.

International Student Services is your home for support while you study at CU. We understand that living abroad can be very challenging, especially at first. We are committed to you. How? We are here to help you practically: Do you need help finding mobile phone service, or getting a driver’s license, or opening up a bank account, or buying health insurance? If you are new to the U.S. these can be intimidating things to do. We are happy to help in any way we can, just contact us! We are here to help you connect: International club: We meet at least once a month to share a meal and get to know each other better. We often have a ’Culture of the month’ presentation, where we learn from one of our students about their home culture. Conversational English Groups: Building your English skills in a fun way will really help you better connect with many other students, faculty, and staff. We are here to help you with legal questions: Can I work on campus? Can I get an internship? What documents do I need to travel? Do I need to file taxes? Questions like these are important, and International Student Services is here to help you. We are here to help you serve: We partner with refugee ministries, international clubs, and churches who have great outreach opportunities for international students. Serving together as the body of Christ is a great source of joy and community for us all. Please contact us with any needs, questions, or concerns you have. We care deeply for our international students and want to serve you well.

Calvary University degree programs

  • #Music: Worship Arts (Associate)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: Information Technology (Associate)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: Art (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: Film & Media Arts (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: Computer Science (Bachelor's)
  • #Bible & Theology (Bachelor's)
  • #Bible & Theology / Biblical Counseling (Bachelor's)
  • #Bible & Theology / Business Administration (Bachelor's)
  • #Bible & Theology / Children's Ministry (Bachelor's)
  • #Bible & Theology / Intercultural Studies (Bachelor's)
  • #Bible & Theology / Music (Bachelor's)
  • #Bible & Theology / Pastoral Ministry (Bachelor's)
  • #Bible & Theology / Theatre Arts (Bachelor's)
  • #Bible & Theology / Youth Ministry (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: Airframe & Power Plant Mechanics (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: Computer Science (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: Computer Science (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: History (Bachelor's)
  • #Business Administration: Organizational Leadership (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: Airframe & Power Plant Mechanics (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: Photography (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: Mathematics (Bachelor's)
  • #Business Administration / Children's Ministry (Bachelor's)
  • #Business Administration / Intercultural Ministry (Bachelor's)
  • #Business Administration / Music (Bachelor's)
  • #Business Administration / Pastoral Ministry (Bachelor's)
  • #Business Administration / Theatre Arts (Bachelor's)
  • #Business Administration / Youth Ministry (Bachelor's)
  • #Business Administration: Management (Bachelor's)
  • #Business Administration: Marketing (Bachelor's)
  • #Business Administration: Organizational Leadership (Bachelor's)
  • #Business Administration: Sports Management (Bachelor's)
  • #Education-Secondary: English (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: English Literature (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: English/Creative Writing (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: Journalism & Mass Communication (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: Criminal Justice (Bachelor's)
  • #Bible & Theology / Music (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling / Music (Bachelor's)
  • #Business Administration / Music (Bachelor's)
  • #Children's Ministry / Music (Bachelor's)
  • #Intercultural Studies / Music (Bachelor's)
  • #Music Education-Instrumental (Bachelor's)
  • #Music Education-Vocal / Choral (Bachelor's)
  • #Music Performance & Pedagogy-Instrumental (Bachelor's)
  • #Music Performance & Pedagogy-Piano (Bachelor's)
  • #Music Performance & Pedagogy-Voice (Bachelor's)
  • #Music/Pastoral Ministry (Bachelor's)
  • #Music/Theatre arts (Bachelor's)
  • #Music/Youth Ministry (Bachelor's)
  • #Music: Contemporary Christian Music (Bachelor's)
  • #Music: Worship Arts-Guitar (Bachelor's)
  • #Music: Worship Arts-Keyboard (Bachelor's)
  • #Music: Worship Arts-Voice (Bachelor's)
  • #Bible & Theology / Biblical Counseling (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling / Business Administration (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling / Children's Ministry (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling / Intercultural Studies (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling / Music (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling / Pastoral Ministry (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling / Theatre Arts (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling / Youth Ministry (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling: Addictions (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling: Human Trafficking (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling: Marriage & Family (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling: Marriage & Family (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: French (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: German (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: History (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: Linguistics (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: Political Science (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: Spanish (Bachelor's)
  • #Education-Elementary (Bachelor's)
  • #Education-Secondary: English (Bachelor's)
  • #Education-Secondary: Social Sciences (Bachelor's)
  • #Education-Secondary: Speech & Theatre (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling: Addictions (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: Political Science (Bachelor's)
  • #Business Administration: Sports Management (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling: Addictions (Bachelor's)
  • #Business Administration: Management (Bachelor's)
  • #Business Administration: Sports Management (Bachelor's)
  • #Bible & Theology / Biblical Counseling (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling / Business Administration (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling / Children's Ministry (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling / Intercultural Studies (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling / Music (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling / Pastoral Ministry (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling / Theatre Arts (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling / Youth Ministry (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling: Addictions (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling: Human Trafficking (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling: Marriage & Family (Bachelor's)
  • #Business Administration: Organizational Leadership (Bachelor's)
  • #Professional Directed Studies: English/Creative Writing (Bachelor's)
  • #Biblical Counseling - Addictions & Dependency (Master's)
  • #Biblical Counseling - Educational Services (Master's)
  • #Biblical Counseling - Organizational Development (Master's)
  • #Biblical Counseling - Practical Theology (Master's)
  • #Bible & Theology - Seminary (Master's)
  • #Biblical Counseling - Practical Theology (Master's)
  • #Education-Administration & School Leadership (Master's)
  • #Biblical Counseling - Organizational Development (Master's)
  • #Organizational Development (Master's)
  • #Biblical Counseling - Addictions & Dependency (Master's)
  • #Biblical Counseling - Organizational Development (Master's)
  • #Organizational Development (Master's)
  • #Worship Arts - Seminary (Master's)
  • #Education-Elementary - Seminary (Master's)
  • #Biblical Counseling - Addictions & Dependency (Master's)
  • #Biblical Counseling - Educational Services (Master's)
  • #Biblical Counseling - Organizational Development (Master's)
  • #Biblical Counseling - Practical Theology (Master's)
  • #Biblical Counseling - Addictions & Dependency (Master's)

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